Yesterday the Administration moved forward on a 10 percent tariff on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, and China quickly retaliated on another $60 billion of U.S. products. This move further escalates the trade dispute between the two countries that began in April of this year and is showing no signs of coming to
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of soybeans and six other farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases of various
Since China — the largest importer of U.S. soy — announced its plans for retaliatory tariffs for the United States in April, soybean growers have been in a kind of limbo, unsure of how exactly the tariffs will affect this year’s prices. But the numbers are starting to come in. Soybean futures on the Chicago
For the second year in a row, the American Soybean Association and Valent U.S.A. sponsored the Ag Voices of the Future program, which aims to educate college-age students about agricultural policy and legislation that directly impacts soybean farmers. Sarah Lehner from Delaware, Ohio, and Courtney Heiser from Attica, Ohio, were members of the 10-person group
The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 DuPont Young Leaders Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™ and the American Soybean Association (ASA), is a two-phase educational program for actively farming individuals and couples who are passionate about the future possibilities of agriculture. The women and men who
Thinking about renewing your Ohio Soybean Association membership? Interested in joining OSA for the first time? Be sure to visit the Ohio Soybean booth at Farm Science Review September 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Renew your membership or become a member of the Ohio Soybean Association during Farm Science Review
The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) listened to today’s press conference by Governor John Kasich with great concern. Agriculture groups were not consulted on his plans nor were we asked to participate in today’s announcement. After failing to convince even a single member of the Ohio General
The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today expressed disappointment and increasing concern regarding the implementation of a 25 percent tariff on Chinese products and the resulting retaliation by China on soybeans. “We’re now looking at a 25 percent tariff on every single soybean that we try to sell to China,” said Kirk Merritt, OSC executive
The Ohio Soybean Association denounced the White House’s decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion in Chinese products, which China has said it will answer with a retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans. China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports and more than 30 percent of overall U.S.
The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) applaud the recent passage by the Ohio Senate of Senate Bill 299 and House Bill 634, bipartisan legislation that would invest $20 million in farm equipment and other initiatives to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.